Posted 3/25/2008 12:00 AM (GMT -6)
WindsofCreation, some of the other drugs used include:
Sulfasalazine - an older drug, sometimes not as effective and it can also cause hair loss.
Imuran (Azathioprine) or 6-MP - these are immunosuppressant drugs. They don't show hair loss as a side effect, but they can cause increased risk of infection, liver damage or pancreatitis.
Steroids - in addition to hair loss, they can cause moon face, weight gain and osteoporosis. They aren't intended for long-term use.
Biologicals such as Remicade and Humira - don't list hair loss as a side effect, but in some cases can cause a severe allergic reaction. They also suppress the immune system and make you more vulnerable to infections. In some people they cause joint pains also.
Perhaps some of our other members will have advice about products you can use to help maintain the health of your hair.